Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd St, South hosts a kickoff party on Friday, August 5 from 5:00-8:00 pm for Bridges to Independence 11th annual kickball tournament on Saturday, August 6 at Long Bridge Park in Crystal City. Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board member will join us as tournament marshal.
The Bow Tie has teamed up with Code of Support Foundation during the launch. Their mission is to provide essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veterans and their families.
BeTheBowTieGuy.com is looking for stand-out individuals who are living our mission every day–to stand out and empower others to be their best selves. Our message is simple: “Why fit in when you can stand out?”
Check out our invite link below. The Bow Tie Guy Launch Party is open and free to the public … Bow ties encouraged, of course.
Can’t Stop the Serenity is a global charity event where Sci-Fi fanatics and film fiends come together every year to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of woman around the world. Each individual showing also supports a secondary charity and our Northern Virginia event will support Kids Need to Read as it creates a culture of reading for disadvantaged children.
The movie showing, costume contest, and raffle will be held at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse on Saturday, August 13 at 2:30pm and tickets are available at cant-stop-serenity-dc.ticketleap.com.
The Arlington Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) is welcoming anyone who’s interested in keeping our community clean to our quarterly “Adopt-A-Highway” clean up event! Many years ago, the Arlington Jaycees chapter adopted a fantastic two-mile stretch of road along Lee Highway. Since then, we’ve made it our duty to keep this road clean and free from litter.
Our next clean up event will take place on Saturday, August 6th from 9AM to Noon. Our chapter will meet outside of the Starbucks in the Lyons Shopping Center. Afterwards, anyone interested is welcome to join us as we attend brunch at a nearby restaurant.
This event is completely FREE to all participants. Bags, gloves and vests will also be provided free of charge. Hope to see you there!
THE 9th ANNUAL DEL RAY MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday ,July 23 from 3pm to 8pm. Local musicians will perform on two stages at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in the heart of Del Ray. The free outdoor concert, with headliner Anthony Pirog, features some of the region’s best local music — including jazz, alt-rock, blues rock, alt-folk, and “funky stuff.” Seven of Del Ray’s top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens in the three blocks surrounding the stage. The event is free and open to all. For more information, visit www.delraymusicfestival.com.
WESTOVER COMMUNITY MEETING #1:
LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION REQUEST
July 21, 2016
Swanson Middle School Auditorium, 5800 Washington Boulevard
7 to 9 pm
• Steve Cover, Director, Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development
Staff Presentation: Local Historic District Designation Process
• Cynthia Liccese-Torres, Coordinator, Historic Preservation Program
• Joan Lawrence, Chairman, Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB)
Q & A with County staff
During August, Gallery Underground presents “BLUE,” an all-media juried show by Arlington Artists Alliance members. The color blue is everywhere, woven through our oceans to our skies to our jeans. Commonly named as the world’s favorite color, blue is associated with serenity, calm and spirituality, but also “feeling blue.” Come explore the many moods of “BLUE” in the Gallery this August.
The Opening Reception is free and open to the public, and invites patrons to meet the artists and enjoy some refreshment. Exhibition continues through August 26th.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm. Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages, which are free all day Saturdays and after 4pm on weekdays.
Joing the Arlington Young Democrats, Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia and Democratic Latino Orgnization of Virginia for a RNC watch party on July 21st.
While it may be tempting to ignore, we need to see the rhetoric we’re up against this fall. Join us and our Democratic collegues in Virginia for comraderie as we watch and debate ways to “Dump Trump”
Join Tech in Motion DC + Verizon for our next tech talk focusing on the intersection of data and design. Our panelists will be discussing topics ranging from the value of data for designers, the value of design for collecting data, and how data and design align to create more consumer-friendly products.
The United States Army Military District of Washington invites you to experience the U.S. Army’s elite ceremonial units in action by attending a Twilight Tattoo program this summer.
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Band Voices, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.
The 2016 Twilight Tattoo showcase runs through August 3, every Wednesday with the exception of July 6 and 13. Performances begin at 7 PM, with pre-ceremony pageantry starting at 6:30 PM. All performances will be located at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.
Twilight Tattoo is a FREE opportunity for family and friends to attend a unique event that will leave all with a tremendous sense of pride and patriotism long after the last chorus is sung. For more information contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Public Affairs at 202-685-2888 or visit www.twilight.mdw.army.mil
Opening reception for exhibit of images of Iceland by fine-art photographer Robin Kent on balcony of Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road, Arlington. Reception and artist’s talk on Saturday, August 6, 2-4 p.m.
Come join us on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy an artisan six course dinner perfectly paired with wines from Italy and France! Plus, learn about the wines from expert Glen Fisher of Palm Bay International. If you fall in love with any of the wines (which of course will happen), they will be available for purchase at Crystal City Wine Shop.
Reserve your spot now, as spots are limited.
Join us for a tour of Willamette Valley Wines, paired perfectly with our chef’s creations. Enjoy six delicious wines over four courses, a summer wine and dine extravaganza!
Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Gamay, two Pinot Noirs, Moscato. Menu includes Willamette summer salad, seared scallops, duck confit, summer berry parfait.
Tickets are $95 (+tax and gratuity) and $80 (+ tax and gratuity) for wine club members.
Bring friends and family and a picnic to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on August 14 for a free outdoor concert by King Street Bluegrass. Bluegrass Spin Magazine calls their sound “pure magic to the ears.” Frozen treats will be available for purchase from the Inside Scoop food truck. It’s a perfect finish to a busy summer weekend.
Join Friends of Urban Agriculture for a discussion on Permaculture for Sustainable Food Systems and Mosquitos vs. Pollinators:
Controlling mosquitoes without harming people, pollinators or other critters
Tuesday, July 19th, 7 – 8:30 pm
Arlington Central Library, Auditorium
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington VA
Danielle is George Mason University’s (GMU) Manager of Outreach and Engagement for the Office of Sustainability. She is a Certified Permaculture Design Instructor and promotes certification courses and other sustainability initiatives for GMU. Permaculture creates sustainable and self-sufficient food ecosystems using agricultural and social designs observed in nature. These designs are easily adapted for home landscapes.
Kirsten Conrad Buhls
Kirsten is Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources serving Arlington County and Alexandria City. She trains and supervises the efforts of 3 separate volunteer organizations- Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Tree Stewards of Arlington/Alexandria, and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists and promotes sustainable horticulture in our urban environment.
Contact us at [email protected]
The mission of the Friends of Urban Agriculture is to facilitate community collaboration to promote sustainable food systems for Arlington County.